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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
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   https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.

Incidentally:
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
   https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?

I am doing very well, sore as all get out. And no more afib, just an
extra beat or two every minute. The doc thinks that will reduce over
time as the cauterized surfaces inside my heart heal but my dad has them
too.

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2018-09-03 17:00:46 UTC
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
   https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
I am doing very well, sore as all get out. And no more afib, just an
extra beat or two every minute. The doc thinks that will reduce over
time as the cauterized surfaces inside my heart heal but my dad has them
too.
I understand that Deke Slayton had something like that.
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2018-09-03 17:08:13 UTC
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
    https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
    be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
Post by Lynn McGuire
I am doing very well, sore as all get out.  And no more afib, just an
extra beat or two every minute.
That sounds manageable. (I said "went okay" before I saw your
description of waking up midway and spitting up blood. Bummer!)
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2018-09-03 17:15:05 UTC
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
    https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
    be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
I found the 70s US editions, translated by Mrs. Ackerman to be very readable.
Try _The Vega Sector_ (which is actually two German issues). It's not
the start, but was very "stride hitting".

The (brief) US re-launch read like it was translated from German.
(Plus it started way beyond any characters or plotlines I cared about).
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I am doing very well, sore as all get out.  And no more afib, just an
extra beat or two every minute.
Great!
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2018-09-04 01:04:13 UTC
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
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?????? https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
?????? be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
I found the 70s US editions, translated by Mrs. Ackerman to be very readable.
Try _The Vega Sector_ (which is actually two German issues). It's not
the start, but was very "stride hitting".
The (brief) US re-launch read like it was translated from German.
(Plus it started way beyond any characters or plotlines I cared about).
My first _PR_ Ace editions (Nr. 50-59) recently arrived. Ace Nr. 2-100
are on the way. German editions of early editions will soon be ordered.
_PR_ will pretty much occupy my next lustrum of reading. (FWIW
Astrogator 4SJ uses that word in Stardust Editorial Nr. 50.) :0)



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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
    https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
    be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
I found the 70s US editions, translated by Mrs. Ackerman to be very readable.
Try _The Vega Sector_ (which is actually two German issues). It's not
the start, but was very "stride hitting".
The (brief) US re-launch read like it was translated from German.
(Plus it started way beyond any characters or plotlines I cared about).
Did they words in their correct order not put?

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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
    https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
    be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
I found the 70s US editions, translated by Mrs. Ackerman to be very readable.
Try _The Vega Sector_ (which is actually two German issues). It's not
the start, but was very "stride hitting".
The (brief) US re-launch read like it was translated from German.
(Plus it started way beyond any characters or plotlines I cared about).
Did they words in their correct order not put?
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
    https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
    be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
I found the 70s US editions, translated by Mrs. Ackerman to be very readable.
Try _The Vega Sector_ (which is actually two German issues). It's not
the start, but was very "stride hitting".
The (brief) US re-launch read like it was translated from German.
(Plus it started way beyond any characters or plotlines I cared about).
Did they words in their correct order not put?
Good mouse-beaver Pucky says, "Don't let the purr fact be the enmity of
the good."



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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
    https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
    be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
I found the 70s US editions, translated by Mrs. Ackerman to be very readable.
Try _The Vega Sector_ (which is actually two German issues). It's not
the start, but was very "stride hitting".
The (brief) US re-launch read like it was translated from German.
(Plus it started way beyond any characters or plotlines I cared about).
Did they words in their correct order not put?
Good mouse-beaver Pucky says, "Don't let the purr fact be the enmity of
the good."
I have this vision that the final German issue will be nothing but
the verbs for the sentence started in issue 1..
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Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
I found the 70s US editions, translated by Mrs. Ackerman to be very readable.
Try _The Vega Sector_ (which is actually two German issues). It's not
the start, but was very "stride hitting".
Noted, thanks.
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from one of
the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
    https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
    be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
Post by Lynn McGuire
I am doing very well, sore as all get out.  And no more afib, just an
extra beat or two every minute.
That sounds manageable. (I said "went okay" before I saw your
description of waking up midway and spitting up blood. Bummer!)
Sorry, I have confused you with someone else. Years ago, someone on
here told me a box of Perry Rhodans for sale on ebay that I bought for
90 bucks or so. I lost all of mine in the Great Flood of '89 along with
a couple of thousand other books.

Lynn
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1. I had no idea that our likes overlapped in any way, and am glad to
     be shown wrong.
2. Welcome back, and I'm glad that your surgery went okay.
Don't we both like Perry Rhodan books ?
Although I like some pretty pulpy stuff, I've never read a Perry Rhodan.
Sorry, I have confused you with someone else.
Not a problem.
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"John Varley's "Irontown Blues" - noir doggy science fiction from
one of the field's all-time greats" by Cory Doctorow
   https://boingboing.net/2018/08/29/varley-yarns.html
Wow! I had no idea that Varley was still writing. And something in the
_Steel Beach_ continuity, yet.
He’s been putting out new works steadily, if not speedily, every 2-4
years.



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